“If you asked many of our participants and our leaders, ‘Which is more important to you, having a Jewish impact or having an impact in terms of sustainable food systems or the environment?’ people scratch their head and say, ‘Why do I have to choose?’” That’s Nigel Savage talking to the Forward in March about Hazon, the Jewish environmental organization he heads.
Cafe Edison, a modest Theater District coffee shop long favored by Broadway’s cognoscenti, is closing for good.
As senior cantor at New York’s Central Synagogue, Angela Buchdahl was known to team up with one of her colleagues to perform a “mash-up” — an artful blending of two thematically linked but musically distinct songs. “Hatikvah” was woven into “America the Beautiful.” For Passover, the two cantors combined “Dayeinu” with the spiritual “Oh, Freedom.”
Voters in New York state passed a schools bond act that may provide up to $38 million in reimbursements to Jewish day schools and yeshivas.
Fredericka Mandelbaum rose to power as the country’s premier seller of stolen goods. The German-Jewish immigrant led one of the nation’s the first organized crime rings.
Only one man could bring together Henry Kissinger, Diane von Furstenberg and Barbara Walters. Jewish A-listers were out en force to bid farewell to designer Oscar de La Renta in New York.
Emily Kessler, a 97-year-old Holocaust survivor who gave up the mandolin as the Nazis rose to power, is getting ready to play her first concert — at Lincoln Center.
A Jewish woman featured in a video in which she is harassed more than 100 times on New York City’s streets said on Thursday that she has received dozens of rape threats after the clip was posted on the Internet and watched widely.
A student group at the City University of New York failed to advance a resolution to boycott Israeli academics and divest from Israeli companies.
Jane Eisner praises Rudy Giuliani for his restraint in leading a protest against ‘The Death of Klinghoffer.’ Why did so many others cross the line into destructive rhetoric?